The Cavallo Western Built-Up Saddle Pad provides additional padding over the wither area that will adjust the position of a saddle that tips. It is used to balance a saddle that would otherwise incline to the fore. The unique Four-Density Solution arrests concussion within the pad. The high integrity foam remains thin to provide more room for your horse to move freely.
Firm poly fiber sheets have been inserted alongside the protective memory foam inserts – these poly fiber sheets create internal stability, which serves to further equalize the load in high performance sports. These panels produce an inner equilibrium that even in very active rider movement or saddle stress situations, will allow a more complete utilization of the horse’s scapula. THE PERFECT FIT between horse and rider.
* When using this pad, take care not to tilt the saddle too far back on the loins.
Length: 30” (76 cm) Width: 32 ” (81 cm)
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Additional padding over the wither area will adjust the position of a saddle that tips. It is used to balance a saddle that would otherwise incline to the fore. Take care not to tilt the saddle too far back on the loins.
Our Four-Density Solution, plus the performance enhancement (PE) panel, combined with fine finishing details including genuine leather butt joints, nylon bindings and aeration perforations, provides the Ultimate in Saddle Pads, benefiting both horse and rider!
Shock absorbent: it’s not shocking!
- Saves the backs of both horse and rider
- Promotes blood circulation (the slow release memory of the open cell foam creates a gentle massaging action on the horse’s muscle structure)
Improves saddle fit: Fit for Excellence!
- Contracts at pressure points, fills gaps
- Enhances the saddle gullet (protecting the spine)
- Cutback allows wither relief
- More comfort for a saddle which fits perfectly
- Allows one saddle to be used on multiple horses
- Compensates for the changing horses back (different levels of conditioning, natural development over the season and development over the horse’s lifetime)
Thin: Thin is important!
- 4 different material densities creates a thinner pad with greater shock absorption than a pad twice as thick
allows more room for free movement of the scapula (shoulder blade)
Reversible: Effective & Stylish
- New Zealand wool on one side, closed cell shock absorbing foam on the other
- Use either side against the horse; it’s your personal preference!
Patented Nitrex Closed-Cell Foam:Non-PVC foam that has low resilience and low penetration value, resulting in excellent shock absorption, insulation, cushioning and rebound (G-value energy return). Far superior to traditional foams.
- soft and lightweight
Open-Cell Memory Foam to enhance saddle fit:
- releases as the rider shifts weight to vary pressure and gently massage the muscles, promoting healthy circulation
- evenly distributes rider and saddle weight on the muscles
- contracts where the saddle is tight and remains full where the saddle has less contact.
New Zealand Merino Wool:100% Merino Wool carded and consolidated into a dense material. The resulting cloth is then heat-bonded to enhance dimensional stability, durability and abrasion resistance.
high directional stability to maintain shape
- wicks away moisture
- breathable and insulating
Jody Childs, Gaited Riding University
Ouch!This story is action packed and we certainly feel for the owner of this feisty little mini! It's amazing how just a few quick moments can change everything so much...
Big Kudos out to Wendy at Cavallo for her help with Kimchi! Be careful, this one’s a tearjerker...So, I acquired KimChi from a lovely couple in Alberta (I'm in Saskatchewan). He's about 5 years old and WAS a stallion (gelded 3 days before "the incident"). He was living with a mini donkey and had minimal manners. He was very funny, cheeky, and expressed typical stallion behaviours. He was gelded ASAP, as I figured he needed to come down a notch, LOL! He is a very lovely guy otherwise. I had let the big horses out to a fenced area to eat grass, and after I cold-hosed his castration site I let him out to the dry pasture so he could run around for a bit and do guy stuff, smell poo, scream over the fence, LOL! (I do have other minis in with this herd too – I have never had complications like this introducing new members to my herd)
When you're Mini, Best Pick on Someone your Own Size...After a couple hours the big horses wanted to come back to the dry pasture for a drink of water. Well, I go to catch KimChi to move him back to his pen….and NOPE…he’s running like a little turd …will not let me catch him! After several minutes, I thought "fine then - if you want to run, I'll let you run with everyone for a bit", and thought I'd catch him after and put him away.
Well that was a big mistake!!!Everyone came in and some went to have a drink. Suddenly KimChi took off like a shot at my big Fjord-cross, Winston, attacking him! This little creature was on his tippy-toes trying to take a chunk out of my quiet old man. KimChi kicked and bit him several times with all his might! Well, Winston tried to bite him to get him to take off, but KimChi kicked him again a couple of more times, so Winston turned around and gave him a pretty good boot. But that still wasn’t enough! Little KimChi kicked back, so Winston just piled him and it was over. Right away, I knew that Kim Chi's leg was broken, I probably heard it but I definitely saw it. The whole thing happened so fast, I didn’t even have time to go break it up and move them around to stop the kicking. I was just sick.
A Grim PrognosisI contacted the vet here in Prince Albert and was told to put him down, so I called the vet college in Saskatoon and told them I was on my way. When I got there, I was told to put him down. I just couldn’t! A third vet was contacted after the x-rays were taken and he also said put him down… Well, I’m not sure what the heck I was thinking but I said if there’s any chance at all I wanna try. They both told me there was ALMOST no chance, but I pushed it and said "if anyone’s gonna make it, HE will!!!". After hearing all the risks involved and possible complications, he went into surgery. He had two screws put into the bone to stabilize some of the mess, three rods to the upper part of the tibia and one to the lower cannon bone, surrounded by a cast to try and take the weight off the fracture. Laminitis in the opposing foot is one of the complications that comes from this kind of injury, due to overloading/ overcompensating. So I knew I needed something for support and Cavallo came to mind. That’s when I contacted you, Wendy! You were exceptional in meeting our needs and I appreciate all the time you and your Cavallo Team put into making sure we got the right CLB boots, ASAP.
The Little Man Makes ProgressKimChi is now at six-weeks post injury/surgery. He has had five cast changes so far. There have been some hiccups along the way, but he's hanging in there and the boots have helped immensely. He had to have one of the upper rods removed last week as it came loose and infection began to set in (loosening of the rods is normal - that’s why they put three in to start and they remove them as they start to fail). The infection is not ideal but he's receiving treatment for that, and he's started to develop bone around the fracture. He still has a long way to go but we are further ahead then what his first prognoses was! I'll look forward to keeping in touch and updating you with our progress! - Jen Leier & KimChi
Have a Cavallo story you'd like to share? Please send it in, we'd LOVE to hear it!Wishing your horse many happy and healthy trails,
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